"You're so scared when you're losing your child that you're going to forget"

Sep 22, 2016

A photographer who cancelled on a shoot and a 6-year-old changed Joe Yetman's life.

The former UMD student is a professional photographer ... but on November 21, 2015, he found his vocation. 

"I feel like I've packed about 100 years of living in the last few months" says Yetman.  "My heart has learned lessons I never imagined. 

"This really is the most beautiful and awful thing you could ever do - that's how I feel when I walk into a shoot. It's the most amazing thing I've ever seen, but it's so incredibly sad. It crushes my heart and fills it back up again all at the same time.

"I'm scared all the time, but I can't see myself doing anything else. My life would be a lie if I tried to ignore my calling."

Thanks to Josie Fan for her reporting and photography on this story. 

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